This weeks devo has probably been my favorite so far. Emphasizing Gods promise “What He opens no one can shut, and what He shuts no one can open.” Mark states that you cannot take one half of the promise without the other, what a pill to swallow….
This verse resonates with me in such a nostalgic way, looking back on my life, I have never been more grateful for closed doors.
When I left my small town in Michigan six years ago to move to San Diego, I stepped out on faith. With that being said, I had a vision but I didn't have a clear path, I had a plan but I didn't have a job. I struggled to find a steady job for 11 months. When I finally found one that I loved, I got fired after a short time. When that door closed, I was devastated:
“Why am I still in San Diego?”
“What am I supposed to do, I need that money.”
“Was I even supposed to leave Michigan in the first place?”
“Why is this so hard?”
I stared at that heavy solid door in my face, I realized that I was settling for the comfortability of the job position but I wasn't doing what God called me to do. Just like a baby eagle in the comfort of their nest, they must be pushed out to fly. God knew I was ready to fly, when all I could think about was how I was falling. When I understood where God was leading me, I let go and let God and He always delivers.
It’s a daily struggle for us, but we must choose to trust the process and let God lead.
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“Therefore if there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion, make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose.” Phil 2:1 -2
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